Q. With reference to the Hubble Space Telescope, consider the following statements:
1.It is the largest optical telescope ever launched into space.
2.It is located in the Medium Earth Orbit.
3.The Hubble constant, calculated using the Hubble Space Telescope, measures how fast the universe is expanding..
How many of the above statements are correct?
Statements 1 and 3 are correct. Hubble Space Telescope is the largest optical telescope ever launched into space. It has been launched by NASA in partnership with ESA. One of Hubble’s most significant contributions is its role in measuring the rate of expansion of the universe, known as the Hubble constant. This measurement has helped refine our understanding of the age of the universe and its evolution.
Statement 2 is incorrect. Hubble Space Telescope is located in the Low Earth orbit.